June #FemaleTechFounder Night – Full lineup of speakers confirmed!

It’s nearly here!

Join us at Federation House, Manchester on Tuesday 11 June to hear from some amazing female tech founders and co-founders as they share their entrepreneurial journeys, celebrate recent successes and tell what comes next.

The event kicks off with drinks and networking at 6pm, sponsored by the lovely people at ThoughtWorks, followed by a Q&A panel discussion on pitching to investors.

After this comes awesome lightning talks featuring our founders, the first of our pitch practice sessions and a Q&A panel with all speakers at the end. Then some more networking! The event should finish around 8:30pm.

Tickets are flying, as you can imagine, get yours on Eventbrite before they’re gone. It’s free to attend but registration is required.

We’ve been asking you to let us know your top concern about pitching to investors. There’s still time to vote in our quick poll (no registration required).


Susanna Lawson (@SusannaOneFile), CEO/Co-founder, OneFile

Amy Newton (@InterimAmy), founder

Q&A Host: Claire-Marie Boggiano (@CMBoggiano), director, Lurig Ltd

Also joining us for the Q&A panel discussion on pitching to investors:

Jessica Jackson (@jessandthehive), Investment Director at GC Angels

Geseth Garcia (@NearLifeTech), Co-founder and Director of projects & learning, Digital Training Solutions Ltd

And, taking part in our very first pitch practice session:

Tanya Nicol (@TanyaNicol), Founder, TrippTee.com

About Susanna Lawson
Susanna co-founded OneFile 14 years ago and has built a back bedroom start up into an 80 employee business, with 1 million users. Susanna won Forward Ladies/HSBC Business Woman of the Year 2017 and is on several business advisory panels including Andy Burnham’s – the Mayor of Greater Manchester.

About Tanya Nicol
Tanya Nicol is the founder of Tripptee.com, a travel startup revolutionising the travel planning process. After brainstorming and researching possible ways to transform city break planning from a daunting chore to a delightful experience, she came up with what is today, TrippTee.

About Jessica Jackson
Jess has over 4 years of experience working with tech businesses and startups, particularly with a focus on positive social impact. She completed multiple early stage equity investments for a Family Office and managed a portfolio of £5m+ before joining GC Angels. She is passionate about female-led businesses, running her own side-project Jess &The Hive, mentoring and supporting female creatives in managing their business at startup stage. She is also leading on a collaborative initiative to bring together female capital and female founders, alongside professional services to create an ecosystem addressing the diversity imbalance in investing. This project will have a unique brand and will be powered by the Growth Company.

About Geseth Garcia
Geseth Garcia is co-founder and director of projects & learning at Digital Training Solutions Ltd. She delivers interactive learning projects and platforms for clients and partners. Her main focus at the moment is delivery of the Near-Life™ authoring tool that will allow course developers to create interactive learning environments, and gather user data, easily. She started building websites at the turn of the century via a Masters in Online Journalism. With a background in international development, having worked for the UN in post-war Kosovo, Geseth is interested in how EdTech can help improve aid delivery on the ground and, in particular, how it can be used to build capacity for local aid partners. A Mexican-American from Southern California, she’s swapped baseball for cricket and football for football, but desperately misses Mexican food. Outside of work, she’s committed to raising two decent people and has a love-hate relationship with the family cat.

About our Q&A Host, Claire-Marie Boggiano
Claire-Marie Boggiano is Director & Coach at Lurig Change & Development. She is a Chartered Engineer and Head of Diversity at the IoD North West. She supports women in business and in STEM. She specialises in working with individuals and organisations in transition.

Claire-Marie believes coaching and mentoring helps people get from A to B quicker than they would on their own. She loves breaking eggs, building gladiators and making connections.

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